Nashville Officials Watching Weather After Floods

Aug 9, 2013

Nashville's Emergency Operations Center

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Rescue workers received 211 calls for help early yesterday morning, including many from people stranded in their vehicles and homes by rising water.

Thankfully, no deaths were reported and there was only one minor injury.

The flooding was largely confined to parts of northern Davidson County, where more than 7 inches of rain fell in a three-hour period. Most of the county received 1 to 2 inches of rain.

The Red Cross set up two shelters for those displaced by the flooding, but only nine individuals spent the night. Beth Toll is with the agency’s Nashville chapter.

“We would always encourage people to call - that do need help – to call 211, the community help line where they can get additional assistance.”

Toll says counseling may be one of the services needed.

“People have many memories of the Nashville floods from a few years ago, so it can be very traumatizing and we want to make sure that we’re meeting those emotional needs as well.”

Speaking at a news conference yesterday afternoon, Mayor Karl Dean said it was too early to put a dollar figure on the damage to homes and businesses.